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10 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED READING SKIP THE LINE: THE 10,000 EXPERIMENTS RULE AND OTHER SURPRISING ADVICE FOR REACHING YOUR GOALS BY JAMES ALTUCHER

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I have a habit of writing about a book after finishing it to remind myself what I found valuable about the book and what it taught me for future reference. I usually do it in long-form and also think about the topics included in long-form. But ode to James’ 10 item list technique, I will list the ten things I have learned from the book, and I am going to implement in my life:

  1. Writing 10 item lists every day keeps you creative.
  2. Providing value to people must be your default action plan.
  3. Ideas must be experimented upon with the least possible cost.
  4. Being the only is a better strategy than being the best.
  5. Your network is as powerful as the interconnections they have.
  6. Always manage the frame.
  7. Avoid reading news.
  8. Every multimillionaire has multiple income streams.
  9. Experimenting is the antidote to grinding.
  10. You have to get out of the line before you can skip it.

The book was a breeze to read, which made me think that I should reread it to better understand some of the subjects. I always loved James’ writing style, and he never fails to deliver something valuable. Since I was an avid follower of him when he was forming the aforementioned ideas, I heard and thought about those ideas here and there, but I forgot about them and didn’t implement them in my life. Probably I wasn’t ready to approach life as an adult back then.

I don’t know if I will be able to implement all of the ideas I took note of, but I will definitely write a list of ten to keep my creativity going, and I will continue trying to bring value wherever I go. If you are looking for a book that might kick you in the ass to change a couple of things in your life for the better, acquire the book and read it!

Yigit Cakar